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Ned Paul
Hazelle Jackson

Illustrations on these pages are mainly scans from my collection of antique postcards featuring card playing.

I am one of London’s leading bridge teachers and organisers and run clubs and games in many parts of London. I have played bridge for over 30 years and am a qualified professional member of the English Bridge Union Teachers Association. Links to to my activities are given below. Some of the groups listed below are run by colleagues with whom I work.

Bridge Courses:

  • Learn Bridge in a Weekend - next course: 11th/12th October 2014 - St. John's Wood, Bridge Club, LONDON, NW8 9NU
  • 8th/9th November 2014 (in partnership with Somerset County Bridge Association) - BRIDGWATER, Somerset.

Evening Bridge:

Daytime Bridge:


Other Bridge-Related Activities:

  • Please enquire about:
    • private lessons
    • one-off events or tuition for groups, clubs or corporates
      - Thank you running the Bridge evening last night. It really was a great success and I think you pitched it perfectly. There was a lot of positive feeback from our clients.
      Katie White, Farrer & Co
      - Ned held his audience enthralled with his entertaining delivery and non-patronising style. After Ned had given a tutorial members/visitors bid and played hands that demonstrated the principles described. In feedback from all who attended there was unanimous agreement that the seminar was exceptionally good.
      Olicana Bridge Club, Ilkley
    Telephone 07792 715157 to learn more.
  • I contribute regular articles to BRIDGE magazine, published by the Mr Bridge organisation, and host UK bridge break weekends marketed by Mr Bridge.
    • I have advised on bridge scenes in film production including the Oscar winning Gosford Park, and in the short film Waverley produced by Hector Films.

  • Duplicate, Rubber or Chicago bridge parties for 4-24 people
    • I can help your dinner and bridge function go without a hitch. Can be ‘straight’ or ‘themed’. Also available for larger events e.g. charity bridge drive.

  • See also alternative website

Hazelle Jackson is a writer, editor and heritage consultant with a special interest in historic landscapes.

I write about garden history, local history and social history. I am editor of London Landscapes, the magazine of the London Parks and Gardens Trust.

I have a special interest in historic landscapes and in 2007 curated a travelling exhibition, "Change on the Heath - rediscovering Surrey's forgotten wildnerness", for the Surrey Heathland Project.

I am very interested in garden follies and grottoes. I am the author of Shell House and Grottoes (Shire Publications, 2001)and I also research follies and produce research reports (including recommendations on listing). Past clients include LB Harrow, Hampshire County Council and Dorset Gardens Trust.

I am the author of several local history books about London and Surrey and my articles have appeared in Living History, Green Places, Historic Gardens Review, The London Gardener, The Independent, and other publications.

I have a large photographic library of London parks and green spaces and an extensive collection of historic postcards of London and surrounding areas. Details available on request.

From 2003-2006 I was Secretary of the Outdoor Writers’ Guild.

I have a first degree in Social and Economic History (University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne) and a PG Cert. in Heritage Management (Birmingham University). I travelled and worked in France as a young woman and later in Algeria and speak and write fluent French.

My interests include: Garden History and Historic Landscapes, Americana (music), Embroidery, Postcard collecting, Follies, American detective novels, Stormchasing (I have a ‘stormography’ group on Facebook) and the work of Edward Lear.


Enquiries welcome 020-8892 9429.


This site is maintained by Ned Paul, telephone 020-8892 9429 or 07792 715517.
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